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Moteur A Gaz and Other Early Engine Related Literature

David Sundry

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04/04/2020
I am starting this thread as a way for all to share some early engine literature. I will begin with a booklet detailing all of the features of the engine manufactured by Moteur A Gaz in France. Something I find really neat about this piece is that it has two full pages dedicated to the engine that contain "moveable windows" where one can lift a part on the engine and see what is underneath.
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JWithers

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40
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07/10/2019
That is a really cool book with the flip over tabs to expose internal workings. I have never seen engine literature like that. Very nice.
 

JWithers

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07/10/2019
Close up number 4, the Otto with the 3 in the lower right corner, interesting igniter and trip mechanism
 

David Sundry

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04/04/2020
Here is an ad that I found.

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This is pretty neat Bill! The booklet I have has an advertisement from the same company. The ad is shown in post #5 above. In the ad I have, it states that there are 50,000 engines in use. Yours shows 60,000. My booklet is dated 1900. Perhaps your ad is from around 1901-190? How many engines could they have manufactured per year?
 

David Sundry

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04/04/2020
This one is going way back... This is an article about the Brayton hydrocarbon engine just before the 1876 Centennial Exposition. Interestingly, the contact for the engine is the Pennsylvania Ready Motor Company from 132 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA.

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